From time to time you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and website traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to site articles. This type of things can greatly undermine your projects, since no one likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the web server where your Internet site is hosted, which could result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the revolutionary Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting
accounts. It shall enable you to block addresses with simply several mouse clicks. No coding abilities are needed, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you just have to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added inside the very same section and whitelisting each of them shall take only a mouse click. If you notice your website is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range as well. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124, you just have to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, will allow you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily. It includes an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with several clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to choose the one you need and then type the IP address that should be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type them manually. Since all the IPs that you add in this section shall be listed, you may easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.